A Brief History of Medieval Warfare, The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms

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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare, The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms

A Brief History of Medieval Warfare, The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, by Peter Reid

Published by Robinson in 2008, 561 pages. Paperback (S3330)

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For over 150 years, from 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbours: the Campaign of the North when the armies of Robert the Bruce were vanquished, the long 116 year conflict with France, and finally imploding into a bloody civil strife in the War of the Roses.

Too often attention has been placed upon the bravery of knights and archers during these conflicts yet face to face confrontations were few. Peter Reid proposes that England's ability to discipline, provision and finance such a long campaign was at the heart of its success. England was so strong because the whole nation was converted into a political state of total war. The campaigns were just won not on the battle field but in the organisation of troops and supplies.

Interweaving his argument with a dramatic recreation of the main events of the campaigns, on land and at sea, Peter Reid presents a new perspective on the turning point in English history. Chapters include:

  • The war in the north
  • The Crecy campaign
  • Siege of Calais
  • Battle of poiters
  • Rheims campaign
  • The Agincourt campaign
  • Conquest of Normandy
  • The rise of Bedford and Talbot
  • Two kings of France
  • Loss of Aquitaine and Normandy
  • Wars of the Roses - Battle of Towton
  • Battle of Bosworth Field
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